Open run | 1h 45m | East Village

Stomp

From 1,062 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Great staging, Original

About the show

This family-friendly percussion show has been a part of New York's theatre scene since 1994 and uses everyday objects to celebrate the power of rhythm and the sheer joy of banging on things. More…

Matchboxes, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters and more fill the stage with energizing beats at 'Stomp,' the inventive and invigorating stage show that's dance, music and theatrical performance blended together in one electrifying rhythm.


Member Reviews (1062)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Great staging, Original
83
Avg Score

79
Ambitious, Clever, Overrated, Slow, Entertaining

See it if You HAVEN'T, Entertaining though a bit pedestran. Great for children.

Don't see it if Expect a traditional show or dislike loud noises. If you don't enjoy children all. Around. You.

90
Funny, Exquisite, Entertaining

See it if If you love music

Don't see it if If you don't like loud sounds

85
Refreshing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want to see an entertaining innovative show without a storyline or dialogue that is family friendly.

Don't see it if You prefer seeing a play that has a specific storyline and dialogue, or want a calm, quiet show. Stomp is loud at times.

95
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Delightful

See it if You love music, especially when it is made in unique ways with many different methods and materials.

Don't see it if You want to see a quiet, uninventive,boring show or you don't enjoy music or have a headache.

86
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Loud, Original

See it if Something fun and different. Been running for so long it's a classic,

Don't see it if You don't like it loud.

75
Energetic, percussive

See it if you like high energy percussion that is well done

Don't see it if you want much more than percussion

73
Clever, Entertaining, Loud

See it if You enjoy a unique theatrical experience

Don't see it if You cannot stand loud music

80
Ambitious, Dizzying, Entertaining, Original

See it if Great dancing and percussion. Does go on long, but still entertaining.

Don't see it if Pure dance and percussion nothing else, if you cant handle that you will be bored.

79
Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining, Quirky, Fluffy

See it if You want inventive, wordless display of percussive theatricality (There, I think I made up a phrase.) They bang on everything., really.

Don't see it if You are in the mood for witty dialogue. Or any dialogue. Or if you have a headache. Definitely not if you have a headache.

70
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if You like off-beat, creative musical performances. No words or melody just rhythmic beats & sounds created with household items, garbage, etc

Don't see it if You can't tolerate noise & banging. Can be loud & somewhat monotonous.

52
Ambitious, Dated, Overrated, Masterful, Slow

See it if You like rhythmical percussion, dance, gritty

Don't see it if You get bored with performances with no story line

80
Clever, Entertaining

See it if you have children and need an entertaining show to see. They use everyday objects to make musical noise.

Don't see it if you need traditional music to be entertained. This is different and you must think out of box.

60
Dizzying, Excruciating, Indulgent, Overrated, Resonant

See it if you like the sound of the show

Don't see it if you don't like loud noises

78
Clever, Entertaining, Insipid

See it if You like rhythm and noise

Don't see it if You need a real plot

75
Clever, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you are looking for an inventive, family-friendly show. Big bonus is that you don't need to know English to enjoy it!

Don't see it if you don't like loud noises or sawdust!

70
Unique, Imaginative, Wholesome, Hilarious, Good for kids!

See it if you like light entertainment that's hilarious, imaginative percussion and movement,

Don't see it if you're looking for serious drama

77
Loud, Enduring, Dated but still fun, Great for kids, Clever

See it if You enjoy loud music made from trash cans, pipes, etc; are not pretentious; have kids to entertain; have a sense of humor

Don't see it if You brag to friends you saw The Encounter or enjoy only classical music and/or opera

78
Entertaining, Funny, Must see, Original, Refreshing

See it if you're looking for an inventive production off-Broadway for the whole family.

Don't see it if you don't like loud noises and need a story line to enjoy a show.

86
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious, Refreshing

See it if You like fast paced, creative and original entertainment

Don't see it if You don't appreciate Unusual entertainment

75
Clever, Entertaining, Edgy, Must see, Original

See it if you like tap and rhythmic dancing. It's a smart show and timeless.

Don't see it if you don't like dance.

80
Clever, Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Refreshing

See it if If you're a rhythmic person - definitely. If you just want fun - for sure.

Don't see it if If you want drama, romance, plot, tension, life-altering themes or philosophical musings.

76
Clever, Intelligent, Masterful, Overrated

See it if You enjoy different types of music than popular

Don't see it if You like to see classic theater shows. Blue Man Group was better in my opinion

80
Non-stop, Clever, Intelligent, Masterful, Riveting

See it if you have a built-in rhythm in you you find beats to be cool you want to see something different you have never seen an off-Broadway show

Don't see it if A suggestion - do not sit up front because the brooming is dusty

79
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You love rhythm and have an appreciation for talented musicians.

Don't see it if You need a plot and actual musical instruments.

77
Banal, Dizzying, Entertaining, Clever, Slow

See it if you like rhythm.

Don't see it if you want to watch something with a plot.


"So does 'Stomp' still pack a punch? Yes – to a degree. There's something undeniably impressive about watching brooms, oil cans and vacuum-cleaner tubes transformed into musical instruments before your eyes. The show has managed to retain some of its original irreverence and it remains bigger and...
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September 24th, 2014
"The good news is: it's still an original. A constantly inventive spectacle of sound-making, it provides an aural assault even as it offers the visually amusing - and surprising - sight of how these sounds are made. "
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April 7th, 2015
"While there’s no dialog as such (although there is some magnificent acting) and no overarching plot is to be discerned, there are running gags and memorable as well as entertaining sketches. Even without dialog, members of the 'Stomp' ensemble credibly interact and communicate with each other......
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April 29th, 2014
"It’s the audio AND the visual. It’s hearing AND seeing the stomp. In one number, the ensemble lines up with Zippo lighters for the click AND the flame. Fascinating! The fast paced sequence of innovation makes STOMP perfect for kids and adults. It is the most fun you’ll ever have with a broom!"
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